Post and beam is a building term both familiar and mysterious. Some hear the phrase and think of a rustic, mountain-lodge style, while others think industrial, such as turn of the 19th Century mill buildings. Still others may think of a barn. It turns out all of these thoughts are correct, and then some.
The Face of Post and Beam from Yankee Barn Homes
A post and beam building simply refers to the frame; the bones of the house, if you will, and the way those bones support the structure. The Face of the structure may appear anyway the homeowner chooses. From the cape style to cottage, barn to angular contemporary; with a post and beam frame each of these styles, and all in between, may be achieved. What follows are a few examples of homes which are very different in appearance but allhave the Yankee Barn post and beam frame as the core skeleton of the home.
- A Pennsylvania post and beam farmhouse uses indigenous stone on the front entryway.